Mangaluru, Dec 18, 2018: Congress is of the firm belief that there should be a Joint Parliamentary Committee probe into the Rafale scam, said former union minister Pallam Raju.
Speaking to reporters at the Congress Office here on December 18, Tuesday, he said the Rafale scam was the biggest scam in the history of the nation’s defence sector. He also stated that the Congress had moved a Privilege Motion on the Rafale deal in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha as the Centre has furnished false information to the Supreme Court on the issue.
He said the Congress wanted to know as to why the NDA government chose the Reliance Defence as its offset partner when India’s very own HAL had 40 years of experience in the aircraft industry.
The Prime Minister has the responsibility of producing the facts before the people regarding this Rafale Agreement, said Pallam Raju. Lack of transparency in the administration is unacceptable, he further added.
Congress leaders Suresh Ballal, Kallige Taranath Shetty, J R Lobo, Naveen D’Souza and others were present.